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Plane taking off of cliff face from Lukla, Nepal

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Uploaded on Aug 30, 2008

See a plane fly off a cliff face on take off. The last air strip before Mount Everest summit - Lukla. To get in and out planes have to negotiate a vertical cliff face - watch how they do it!

Filmed by Liam Southall http://www.liamsouthall.com

More info -
Lukla is at 2,860 metres (9,380 ft.)
The width is 20m and the runway incline is a staggering 11,75°, equivalent of almost 20%. The apron has 4 stands and there is one heli-pad located 150m below the TWR (air traffic control tower). No landing aids are available and Air Traffic Service is limited to AFIS (Aerodrome Flight Information Service) only.

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